Hottek HT-960-016 is a metal kettle – jug. There are many similar devices on the market, and it’s hard to surprise something in this category. But Hottek was able to stand out by offering a model with unusual controls and advanced features.
Now in order.
Hottek HT-960-016 features
- Boiling water.
- Heating to 40 ° C, 50 ° C, 60 ° C, 70 ° C, 80 ° C, 90 ° C.
- Maintains temperature of about 100 ° C for two hours after boiling.
- Maintains the temperature at 40°C, 50°C, 60°C, 70°C, 80°C, 90°C for two hours after boiling.
Design and Construction
The height of the kettle is 25 cm, the diameter of the base is 16 cm.
The body is made of metal. Heating element is closed with a metal plate.
Handle is unclamped, non-slip, sturdy. Under it is a wide viewing window indicating the amount of water: 0.5 l, 1 l, 1.7 l.
The lid is removable. Plastic inside, metal-finished outside.
Two great features are the short, wide spout and removable lid.
When I looked at the kettle, I was afraid that while pouring water into cups, the lid would fall off and water would spurt out of the spout. But nothing like this happened! I practically turned the Hottek HT-960-016 “upside down” by pouring water into the sink, the lid held as if it was flush. Took a cup of different shapes and sizes, poured water in it – not a single drop spilled past.
On the inside there is a place for winding the power cord. Also, there is a special notch for it, so the wire does not fray and break. The socket must be nearby, because the length of the cord is only 80 cm.
The most interesting thing about the Hottek HT-960-016 is the control. It’s arranged in an unusual and modern way.
Under the handle of the kettle is a round switch with an indicator, and on the bottom of the front of the case is a display with an electronic thermometer.
- When you put the kettle on the stand, the indicator light glows green, like a traffic light. Two beeps sound, you can go, t.e. Boiling.
- You press the switch, the light flashes red, the kettle begins to boil water.
- At the end of the process the color of the indicator turns green again, a soft sound signal turns on and the kettle turns off automatically.
- You turn the switch clockwise and the display shows the heating modes from 40 ° C.
- Stop at the desired one, press the button, the indicator light flashes red, it is heating.
- The end of the program is indicated by the color change of the indicator and two beeps.
The Hottek HT-960-016 can turn into a thermos for 2 hours. During this time, it keeps not only the boiling water, but also water at any temperature from 40 ° C to 90 ° C.
You just have to hold your finger on the button for a couple of seconds. A pictogram appears next to the temperature on the display, and after heating, the indicator continues to blink red. The kettle will then periodically turn on if the water gets cold.
The description is a bit complicated. And in fact, everything is simple: turn and press, or just press if you boil. That’s all. Two easy steps and so many different functions.
At the end of any program kettle turns off automatically. If there is little or no water, it also turns off at once.
With built-in overheat protection. If it goes off and the kettle turns off automatically, you need to let it “come to its senses”. In 30 minutes it will be ready to heat and boil again.
Manufacturers do not recommend removing the kettle from its base during its operation. Nothing will happen, but it is better not to do so, so as not to make the electronic brains of the device nervous.
We checked how fast the Hottek HT-960-016 heats 1.7 liters of water.
Water heats up to 40°C in 1 minute 40 seconds.
Up to 50 ° C – in 2 minutes 14 seconds.
Up to 60 ° C – in 2 minutes and 44 seconds.
Reaches 70°C in 3 minutes, 00 seconds.
Reaches 80 ° C – for 3 minutes and 45 seconds.
Up to 90 ° C – for 4 minutes 37 seconds.
Up to 100 ° C – for 5 minutes, 5 seconds.
Like all metal kettles, jugs with a closed heating element, this model is quite noisy – up to 65dB.
Measured with a sound meter on my smartphone while boiling 1.7 liters of water.
The kettle periodically needs to be descaled. How often depends on the hardness of the water. It is better to use a solution of citric acid, you can also use vinegar or buy a special tool to clean limescale.
Sometimes you have to wipe the kettle body. It leaves “fingerprints” on it. To clean these traces, you just need a soft rag, in the most neglected cases, you can use a special cleaner for cleaning metal surfaces or a glass cleaner.
Power: 1850 – 2200W.
Volume: 0,5 – 1,7 l.
Features: 360 ° rotation, power cord length of 80 cm, space for winding the cord under the stand.
Warranty: 1 year.
Hottek HT-960-016 is a kettle-jug, which will please the lovers of different kinds of tea with the possibility to brew them at the right water temperature. It will also help moms warm baby food water.
In many cases, will be in demand and the function of the thermos, because 2 hours you will always have at hand the water of your desired temperature.
Convenient and original controls will appeal to young energetic people, will not cause rejection of the older generation as well. Sure to please anyone who likes control and precision.
Original control, a wide temperature range of heating, clever design.
Short power cord.
Kettle Hottek HT-960-016 receives “Consumer recommended” diploma.